A while back I posted this Fabric Rose Flower Tutorial. I used it to make a cool garland reusing old t-shirts.
I used the same tutorial to make a pretty brooch.
I think that this tutorial would also be a beautiful addition to a fabric cuff. You could either make the brooch and pin it onto the cuff, or sew the fabric rose right onto the cuff.
Fabric (old t-shirts work great!)
Needle and thread
I got this fabric (along with another fabric!) at a thrift store for 25 cents!
Cut your fabric into a thin strip. Mine was 1 inch wide and 60 inches long.
Fold the fabric in half longways.
Roll the fabric a few times, then put a stitch in. It will be hidden, so it doesn't have to be anything special. Some people don't clip the thread and just keep going. I like to tie off and clip the thread.
Twist the fabric completely around.
Keep rolling and putting stitches in as you go along. Continue on until your rose is the size you want. You can add more fabric strips by stitching them on to the end of the last piece.
(I missed taking a photo here!)
Secure the end to the rose with a few stitches
When I was done with my Fabric Rose, it seemed a little insecure. I probably didn't stop and stitch it enough along the way.
I put a stitch through the width of the Fabric Rose.
Start on the second layer of the Fabric Rose and push the needle almost all the way through. End and knot it inside the first layer.
Sew the pin on the back of the Fabric Rose.
Or add it to your fabric cuff!
(This is obviously a different flower! Learn how to make it: Fabric Flower Cuff Bracelet)
Good news! May 4 - May 12, 2012 my tutorials are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (equal or lesser value) in my Craftsy Pattern Store.
You can could purchase the Fabric Cuff Bracelet Digital Workshop and get the Zombie Doll Tutorial free! (Or any other variety of tutorials!)
Head over to my Craftsy Pattern Shop and pick out 2 tutorials. Purchase the one that costs more. Then send me an email with your other choice. Once I am notified of your purchase, I will email you your free tutorial. (Your purchased tutorial will be in your Craftsy Pattern Library under "Your Account" immediately.)
Any questions, please let me know!!